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Ursuline Convent / Orphanage in Iowa around 1880

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Ursuline Convent / Orphanage in Iowa around 1880

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 10:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sullivan
I am trying to find some record of Kathryn T Sullivan (great grand mother) who was born in Iowa around 1871. When her father died (her age 10-12) she was sent to an "Ursuline Convent", most probably in Iowa, where she resided until age 18. I find her in the 1900 Federal Census (married with children at that point) and I find an almost certain sister living in Cedar Rapids, IA, in the 1880 Federal Census. I am puzzled why Kathryn does not show in the 1880 Census but am assuming that is somehow an artifact of living in the convent. I know of the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home (later Annie Wittenmeyer Home) but the Wikipedia entry mentions no association with the Ursulines.

Does anyone know of a convent, orphanage, or maybe school in Iowa that was operated by the Ursuline order? Would there be any records available from the Annie Wittenmeyer Home which closed in the 1970's?

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ozzie511 27 Mar 2013 4:15PM GMT 
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ozzie511 29 Mar 2013 1:40PM GMT 
metaphor 29 Mar 2013 6:14PM GMT 
metaphor 30 Mar 2013 3:21PM GMT 
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